Monthly Archives: November 2009

Should Intermarried Families Celebrate Christmas?

Messianic Judaism brings together many intermarried families with many different backgrounds and stories. In December, there is an issue which touches the core of what it means to struggle with two heritages, two cultures, under one roof. Yesterday, in a … Continue reading

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Off to Chicago-Land, Update on Things

Thanksgiving is here (obviously). I am still on a bit of a high from the SBL conference (see previous posts). I had a nice note from Michael Legaspi about yesterday’s post. I also got a bit of push-back on another … Continue reading

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What is Historical Criticism?

On Saturday there was a fascinating session of papers at SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) called “What is Historical Criticism?” The presenters were from Jewish and Christian backgrounds: Alan Cooper of Jewish Theological Seminary, Peter Machinist of Harvard, Francis Watson … Continue reading

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Paul, N.T. Wright, and What About MJ’s?

I am at the Society of Biblical Literature conference in New Orleans with about 8,000 scholars and students of Bible, theology, archaeology, and so on. Last night, I asked N.T. Wright a question in front of 1,000 scholars. For those … Continue reading

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On My Way to SBL

That’s Society of Biblical Literature. The annual meeting is in New Orleans. This is my first SBL. I think I am heading back into Hebrew Bible studies (my masters in 1998 from Emory was in this field) and with a … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Kingdom of Heaven, Pt 5

In his book Surprised by Hope, British scholar N.T. Wright mentions an interesting misunderstanding about the meaning of Yeshua’s resurrection. It is an objection, really, made by some scholars to the popular understanding of this age, the Age to Come, … Continue reading

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Why Study Theology?

A friend from the blogosphere emailed yesterday to ask a very personal question: “Why should anyone study theology?” For my friend this is a personal question because she already has the bug. She loves reading and studying and writing. But … Continue reading

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